You know that your child is growing up
when you are frantically holding on to any childhood activity
with a super strength grip!
Take the annual Santa visit for example...
|too tall to ride the Santa train...|
We had an early start to the day yesterday with a breakfast in the city followed by a wander to see the Christmas window in one of the big stores. Sibs and a couple of friends then decided that they wanted to go inside to see Santa. We hadn't really broached the subject much this year...
There was the initial disappointment that they were all too tall to ride on the Santa train but the consolation was that they got to join the queue to see Santa quicker.
|still joy and wonder in those 9 year old eyes.|
|Sibs's letter to Santa|
|there's a piano under there somewhere|
There was a magical area that was almost 'Willy Wonka like'
where you are encouraged to lie on some huge cushions and stare at the colours and lights.
|pip and pop at GOMA|
GOMA are holding a special Matisse exhibition and there was a gorgeous open space
where you could take a sketch pad and get inspired.
|"no photographs please madam"....oops!|
On the way to catch a bus home we strolled through the Art Gallery
- it's so peaceful in there (and wonderfully air conditioned)
A great day with some lovely company making the most of some of what this city has to offer.